Almost a century ago, it was 1914 and William J. Cassidy was gazing out from his livery stable to watch the newfangled automobiles rumble past on Roosevelt Road. He knew then that he’d been right to expand from shoeing horses to also servicing tires. Never having children, Will took his 16-year-old nephew, Hugh, under his wing in the venture. When Will retired, Hugh took over and kept the company afloat even during the bleakest days of the Depression and WWII. Hugh’s six sons all followed in the family footsteps, opening additional locations in the suburbs, and then their children opened even more.
Today, those descendants operate 15 Cassidy Tire & Service locations throughout the city and suburbs. The Cassidy experts keep vehicles running smoothly as they grow old by practicing a full range of other auto services, from rotating tires to changing oil and flushing transmissions.
With more than 175 locations nationwide and more than 35 years in the business, Car-X Tire & Auto has earned a prime spot in the parking garage of quality car care and customer service. Started in 1971 by a team of seasoned muffler-shop owners, the service centers have blossomed from their beginnings as specialty exhaust shops to providers of nearly any repair or maintenance service imaginable, from installing performance-enhancing accessories to treating cars to therapeutic trust falls. In addition to promoting safety and long, healthy engine life with brake services and speedy oil changes, Car-X reaches out to the surrounding community with regular philanthropic activities, such as recycling drives and participation in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk.
At each of Fast Eddie’s three locations, technicians reward roughed-up autos with a spa-style cleansing that helped earn them the Northwest Herald's 2012 Best Car Wash/Detailing award. Performed entirely by hand, four types of car washes service the entire car, ranging from basic exterior jobs to all-encompassing packages that evict grime hidden in interior corners. Owners wait for newly primped rides in a dog-friendly waiting area that doubles as an iceless, bring-your-own-equipment hockey rink.
A family owned full service auto repair shop with local neighborhood feel.We have serviced our friends for over a quarter century.We are ASE certified and AAA aproved auto repair center.We would love to meet you and become your choice for all your auto repair needs.stop in and meet Tom,Joe,Craig, At THE SHOP INC
At All Tune and Lube Crystal Lake, owner Bob Brown and his certified team of technicians speed through simple oil changes, factory-recommended maintenance, as well as more complicated engine rebuilds and transmission service. Timing-belt replacement and wheel alignments also fall within the shop’s service options, along with tire replacement and A/C services. The crew can also perform fuel-injection and combustion-cleaning services on any vehicle that’s grown gassy after making one-too-many pizza deliveries.
Handle With Care, which has been servicing dealerships, police departments, and fire departments for 8 years, hand washes horseless chariots with environmentally friendly products and fresh water before drying fiberglass to a spotless finish with towels and the winds of an air compressor. Car-spa services render exteriors showroom-shiny with premium waxes hand applied and buffed to a sparkly sheen before Wheel Magic shines up rubber soles in time for the automotive ball. Wash packages, interior detailing with Black Magic products, and á la carte services for regular-size cars, midsize cars, and large SUVs leave automotive friends as clean as a freshly showered bar of soap.